The structure of matter
This animation presents symbolic illustrations of molecules (H₂O), atoms, electrons, the nucleus, protons, and neutrons . It also introduces thermal agitation, electrical neutrality and electrical charge, and the Periodic Table of the Elements first developed by Mendeleev.
Scale is not respected ! The circular orbits of the electrons are a frequently used simplification that is known to be incorrect.
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